Amato, Giovanni Antonio d'

Amato, Giovanni Antonio d'

(jōvän`nē äntô`nyō dämä`tō), 1475–1555, Neapolitan painter, called Il Vecchio [the elder]. He imitated the style of PeruginoPerugino
, c.1445–1523?, Umbrian painter, b. near Perugia. His real name was Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci. Perugino is, after Raphael, the greatest painter of the Umbrian school.
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. Paintings by him are in many churches in Naples, among them the Holy Family in a chapel of San Domenico Maggiore.